Agenda - Draft

[May 7, 2015]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (#dbootcamp) for Journalists in Pakistan
Hands-On Training
TIME SESSION TOPIC LEAD TRAINER/S
08h30 – 09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Nadia Zaffar/ Center for Excellence in Journalism
     
09h15 – 09h45 KEYNOTE: The Power of Open Data  
  Why Should you Care about Data Journalism? Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa
     
09h45 – 10h00 FA  
  A Look At Data Journalism In Pakistan & How We Can Improve Our Game Shaharyar Popalzai / Hacks Hackers Pakistan
     
10h00 – 11h00 Getting Comfortable With Data: Part 1  
  Interviewing a Dataset (Activity) Friedrich Lindenberg / Code for Africa
     
11h00 – 11h15 TEAM WORK: Creating Your MultiDisciplinary Team  
  How To Build Teams That Have All The Skills To Create Award-Winning Projects Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa
     
11h15 – 11h30 BREAK  
     
11h30 – 12h15 Finding Data : Part 1  
  How to get using Right to Information (RTI) law Zahid Abdullah / CPDI
     
12h15 – 13h00 Data Deep Dive  
  A review of the data portals on Pakistan, ranging from budget and developmental infrastructure data, to economic and demographic data. Hamza Humayun & Fahad Sultan / Technology for People Initiative (LUMS)
     
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH  
     
14h00 – 14h10 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use Code for Africa
  PROJECT SHOWCASE  
  Dodgy Doctors + Medicine Price Comparison Apps + Living Wage Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa
     
14h10 – 15h30 Basic spreadsheets  
  Google Spreadsheets Friedrich Lindenberg/ Code For Africa
     
15h30 – 15h45 GROUP PHOTO  
     
15h45 – 16h00 BREAK  
     
16h00 – 16h30 Hackdash  
  HackDash is a tool, built by Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, that helps data journalism teams coordinate their projects. Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa
  Participants add their ideas on http://Karachi.hackdash.org/  
 
16h30 – 17h45 TEAM WORK: Team Formation  
  Participants form multi-disciplinary teams that include journalists, designers, coders, data experts, and thematic experts, to jointly build projects using the data and skills they will be introduced to over the rest of the week. Serah Njambi Rono / Code for Africa & Rahma “The Clock” Mian / ICFJ
     
17h45 – 20h30 VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS  
     
[Day 2 May 8]
Data Literacy Bootcamp #dbootcamp for Journalists
Hands-On Training/Hack Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME  
     
09h15 – 10h15 Hands on session: Data Scraping  
  Tabula, Comet Docs, Scraper Wiki, import.io, Chrome Scraper plugin Friedrich Lindenberg and Serah Njambi Rono / Code For Africa
     
10h15 – 10h45 Visualizing Data to Tell a Story  
  Designing Logic Amna Iqbal / Creative Head, Dawn Media Group
     
     
10h45-11h00 BREAK  
     
11h00-11h45 Hands-on Session: Data Visualization Tools  
  Data Wrapper, Infogram, Tableau Shaharyar Popalzai / Hacks/Hackers Pakistan and Hamza Humayun, Fahad Sultan / Technology for People Initiative (LUMS)
     
11h45 – 12h30 Hands on session: Mapping Geographic Information  
  Google Maps, CartoDB, TPI Tool Hamza Humayun & Fahad Sultan / Technology for People Initiative (LUMS)
     
12h30 – 13h00 TEAM WORK  
  Finalize team formation and update HackDash Project Profiles to include collaborators  
     
13h00 – 14h30 LUNCH AND PRAYERS  
     
14h30 – 14h45 Building Tools That Citizens Really Use  
  PROJECT SHOWCASE Code for Africa
  #GreenAlert + WhereMyMoneyDey + GotToVote  
     
14h45 – 15h45 TEAM WORK  
  Teams meet to work on their project ideas  
     
15h45 – 16h00 Project Showcase Prep  
  Teams polish up on their ideas and project showcase slides Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa
     
     
16h00 – 16h15 WORKING BREAK  
     
16h15 – 17h45 PITCH SESSION: Project Showcase  
  Teams present their project ideas to the house, using four slides in 5min, to solicit feedback & suggestions from participants and facilitators. Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa
     
17h45 – 18h00 HackDash Updates  
  Teams update their project profiles on HackDash  
     
18h00 – 20h30 VENUE AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS  
     
[Day 3 May 9]
Data Literacy Bootcamp (#dbootcamp) for Journalists
Hack and Presentation Day
TIME SESSION TOPIC SESSION LEADER/S
08h30 -09h00 REGISTRATION  
     
09h00 – 09h15 WELCOME Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa
09h15 – 10h15 Hands on Session: Cleaning and Refining Data  
  Open Refine, Google Spreadsheets (Advanced) Hamza Humayun & Fahad Sultan / Technology for People Initiative (LUMS)
     
10h15 – 10h30 BREAK  
     
10h30 – 11h45 TEAM WORK: Targeting for Audience  
  Teams refine their audience strategies, to ensure that they are building projects for real people, who have real needs, and who will have the resources / access necessary to use the resulting tools / services / information.  
     
11h45 – 13h00 TEAM WORK: Packaging Your Project  
  Teams pull together their data and digital resources, with their narratives and design elements, to create a coherent product that users can engage with.  
     
13h00 – 14h00 LUNCH  
     
14h00 – 15h00 TEAM WORK (cotd.)  
  Teams pull together their data and digital resources, with their narratives and design elements, to create a coherent product that users can engage with.  
     
15h00 – 16h15 Panel Discussion: Challenges and Possibilities of Working with Data in Pakistan Asif Saeed Memon, SDPI/data.org.pk
Saman Naz, Alif Ailaan
Burhan Rasool, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Govt of Punjab
Fahim Zaman, Dawn GIS
Moderator: Khurram Hussain
     
16h15 – 17h45 PITCH SESSION: Final Presentations  
  Teams showcase their prototypes, competing for seed funding & tech support (via group vote) to build the projects into public apps / services. Serah Njambi-Rono / Code for Africa
     
17h45 – 18h00 TEA  
 
18h00 – 18h30 Certificates and Closing Remarks Dr Ishrat Husain / IBA
Justin Arenstein / Code for Africa
     
18h30 – Close    

 

Our Mission

To boost analytical, evidence-based public discussion
by giving citizens, journalists and civil society
access to the data, digital tools, and computational skills
necessary for transforming our societies into digital democracies.